Makkah, 19 Ramadan 1435/17 July 2014 (MINA) – The Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has built sunshades on the Ajyad Bridge leading to the first flour of the Grand Mosque to protect wheelchair-borne worshipers from the heat, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The passage is specially meant for pilgrims with special needs for reaching the temporary circular bridge for circumambulation (tawaf) around the Holy Kaaba, IINA News quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
German PVC materials have been used to construct the 105-meter-long sunshade, which has a width of four meters. The project was carried out in line with the directive of Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the presidency.
Sultan Al-Qurashi, director of projects at the presidency, said the Ajyad Bridge is contributing significantly to the smooth flow of pilgrims from the southeast courtyard of the mosque to the first floor by cutting short the distance across the crowded courtyard.
There are escalators to take worshippers from the bridge to the roof of the mosque. (T/P02/E01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)